Academic Catalog

Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (P-12), Bachelor of Science with a Concentration in Elementary Education (P-5) (B.S.)

EKU Campus

Program Requirements

CIP Code: 13.1003

Summary Checklist for General Education

Element 1
A: Written Communication3
B: Written Communication3
C: Oral Communication3
Element 2
Quantitative Reasoning3
Element 3
A: Arts3
B: Humanities3
Element 4
Natural Sciences6
Element 5
A: Historical Science3
B: Social Behavioral Science3
Element 6
Diversity of Perspectives Experiences6
Total Hours36

Students are expected to complete Elements 1 and 2 within their first 60 hours of college credit.


University Graduation Requirements
General Education36
Student Success Seminar
EDO 100Student Success Seminar (waived for transfers with 30+ hrs.)1
Upper division courses (42 hrs. distributed throughout Major/Supporting/Gen Ed/Free Electives categories)
Major Requirements
Core Courses
SED 260Language and Speech Disorders of Exceptional Children3
SED 318Special Education in Early Childhood3
SED 337Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing3
SED 375Practicum in Special Education3
SED 445IEP Transition and Professional Roles in Special Education3
SED 538Language of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing3
SED 580Audiology for Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing3
SED 581Speech for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing3
Professional Education Requirements
EDC 300Differentiation in Inclusive Classrooms3
EDF 203Educational Foundations3
EDF 204Emerging Instructional Technologies2
or SED 270 Assistive Technology/Strategies
EDF 219Human Development and Learning3
EMS 300Curriculum and Instructional Design3
EMS 490Classroom & Behavior Management3
or SED 390 Applied Behavior Analysis
SED 104Special Education Introduction (Element 6) G3
SED 450/EDF 413Assessment and Methods for Deaf and Hard of Hearing3
Clinical Experiences:
CED 100Clinical I: Introduction to the Education Profession0
CED 200Clinical II: Understanding the Learner0
CED 300Clinical III: Curriculum and Instructional Design0.5
CED 400Clinical IV: Diagnosis and Prescription0.5
CED 450Clinical V: Practicing Teaching1
CED 499Clinical VI: The Professional Semester12
Students must select one of the following Concentrations:
Elementary Education (P-5)46
Middle Grade Education (5-9)
Exit Requirements
PRAXIS Examination:
Students must register for and take the PRAXIS exam which correlates to their degree program, per College of Education requirements. Refer to Degree Works for exam details. The PRAXIS exam must be taken prior to student teaching.
Total Hours144

Course also satisfies a General Education element. Hours are included within the 36 hr. General Education requirement above.


Concentration Courses
ELE 103Creative Thinking through Performance and Visual Arts3
ELE 201Practical Living2
ELE 420Professional Growth Seminar1
ELE 421Advanced Math Pedag & Assess2
ELE 422Advanced Language Arts Pedagogy and Assessment2
ELE 423 Advanced Social Studies Pedagogy and Assessment2
ELE 424Advanced Science Pedagogy and Assessment2
ELE 475Diagnosing & Remediating reading Difficulties3
EME 301Mathematical Concepts for P-9 III3
or MAE 302 Mathematical Concepts for P-9 III
EME 313Interdisciplinary Approach to Social Studies Teaching2
LIB 301Children's Literature and Related Materials3
Supporting Course Requirements
Choose from 21 hours of the following:21
American Sign Language I (Element 6) G
American Sign Language II (Element 6) G
American Sign Language III
Social Science:
Element 5A and 5B G
American Civilization to 1877
Honors Seminar in the Social and Behavioral Sciences:___
Introduction to American Government
Element 3B G
Enjoying Literature
Enjoying Literature
Survey of World Literature I
Survey of World Literature II
Advanced Composition for Teachers
Teaching Grammar and Punctuation P-8
Grammar, Traditional and Modern
Inquiry Biology for Teachers (Element 4) G
Earth Science for Elementary Teachers (Element 4) G
Inquiry Physical Science for Elementary Teachers
Inquiry Physical Science for Elementary Teachers
Engineering in Classroom Context
Engineering in Classroom Context
Algebra with Applications (MAT 112 or higher; Element 2) G
Algebra: Polynomials
and Algebra: Functions & Matrices
Mathematical Concepts for P-9 I
Mathematical Concepts for P-9 II
Total Hours46

Course also satisfies a General Education element. Hours are included within the 36 hr. General Education requirement above.

In order to receive certification in Hearing Impaired with Sign Proficiency candidates must be admitted to that program and pass the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI).

PRAXIS Disclaimer: Kentucky educator certification requirements are subject to change. Before registering for the test(s), please check the Education Professional Standards Board website at for current test requirements and current cut scores. You may also contact the Division of Certification at (502)-564-5846.